Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 128 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 -27 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 30 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.84% 1.14% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 4.23% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 57
Wales median annual salary £33,250 £31,175 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -2.58% +9.86%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £37,000 £45,000 £41,150
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 498 710 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.53% 26.91% 29.69%
Number of salaries quoted 416 608 718
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,260
90th Percentile £57,946 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +25 14 £33,500 +4.69%
West Wales -15 2 £28,500 +23.91%
North Wales - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
4 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
4 7 (41.18%) Workload Management
4 7 (41.18%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
4 7 (41.18%) SoapUI
4 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
5 6 (35.29%) ISEB
6 5 (29.41%) JMeter
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Coaching
7 4 (23.53%) Retail
7 4 (23.53%) SOAP
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) Advertising

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) CMS
1 2 (11.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) SoapUI
2 5 (29.41%) JMeter
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
4 2 (11.76%) ClearQuest
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 3 (17.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
1 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
3 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
3 7 (41.18%) Test Management
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
3 7 (41.18%) Workload Management
4 6 (35.29%) Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (23.53%) Coaching
6 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Scrum
9 1 (5.88%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Korn
3 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Sitecore